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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Sep 2020 15:07

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v20.90.0919 - 2020-09-01 15:06
    ! Custom Copy: Intra-volume-moving a Junction-to-a-folder or a Symbolic 
      Link-to-a-folder to a location where a same-named Junction or Symbolic 
      Link already existed did not work well. Fixed. Now the contents of both 
      links are merged (with or without merge prompt depending on your settings) 
      in the target link; the source link is destroyed when all its contents 
      have been moved.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0157.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Sep 2020 21:58

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

Direct Download: https://www.xyplorer.com/download/xyplorer_full.zip
Download Page: https://www.xyplorer.com/download.php
Release Notes: https://www.xyplorer.com/release.php

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v21.00.0000 - 2020-09-01 21:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ 64-bit Preview. Now XYplorer supports 64-bit preview handlers for 
      Office files (MS Office, PDF, EML). No configuration necessary, it just 
      works.
  +++ Message Preview. Now you get a WYSIWYG preview for email files (EML and 
      MSG). No configuration necessary, it just works.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Justin Townes Earle.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 02 Sep 2020 19:10

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v21.00.0001 - 2020-09-02 19:09
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Double-click 
      on empty space goes up: Now OFF by factory default. Some new users were 
      apparently shocked by it, probably also because of "Highlight hovered 
      items", which looks a bit like Full Row Select.
    ! Message Drop: Did not handle Gmails from Thunderbird (and maybe other 
      clients) correctly. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Sep 2020 12:05

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v21.00.0002 - 2020-09-03 12:04
    ! Batch Rename: When passing a simple string as name pattern without any 
      number templates (e.g., just Pic instead of Pic-<#01>) then the job ran 
      into exponential performance problems very notable with larger amounts of 
      renamed items. Fixed. Now the time used increases linearly.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.123.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.123.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Sep 2020 12:33

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v21.00.0003 - 2020-09-04 12:32
    + 64-bit Preview: Now the fallback to the 32-bit preview works. So this is 
      now a possible setting:
        preview64 1, 1; //try 64-bit first, on failure fallback to 32-bit
    ! 64-bit Preview: Since adding this feature the fallback to the "Preview 
      created by the shell" (which just comes down to showing a large thumbnail 
      as preview) did not work anymore, so depending on your system you might 
      have lost the previews for some file types. Fixed.
      Note: ATM this thumbnail is only a "32-bit thumbnail". I'm currently 
      working on creating "64-bit thumbnails" (= thumbnails created by 64-bit 
      thumbnail providers).
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Sep 2020 19:27

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v21.00.0004 - 2020-09-04 19:26
    * Configuration | Other | Shell Integration: 
      - Removed label "Content Search".
      - Renamed "Use 64-bit IFilters" to "Use 64-bit IFilters for content 
        search" and moved it under "64-bit Windows".
    + Configuration | Other | Shell Integration | 64-bit Windows: 
      - Added option "Use 64-bit preview handlers for preview"
        (factory default = OFF)
      - Added option "Fall back to preview handlers of the other bitness"
        (factory default = ON)
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   DecToHex
      Alternative Name: Hex
      Action: Converts a signed decimal integer into hexadecimal.
      Syntax: dectohex(integer, [rlen])
        integer:  The signed decimal number to convert.
                  The highest allowed integer is 2147483647 (0x7fffffff), the 
                  lowest is -2147483648 (0x80000000).
        rlen:     Return this many rightmost characters from return value, if the 
                  value is smaller left-pad with zeros.
                  Meaningful range 1 - 8. Other values are silently corrected.
        return:   The hexadecimal number, UPPERCASE and without any prefix.
      Examples:
        text dectohex(-1); // FFFFFFFF
        text dectohex(1234567890);  // 499602D2
        text dectohex(1234567890, 4); // 02D2
        text dectohex(15, 8); // 0000000F
        text hex(15, 8);    // 0000000F
        text hex(15, 8000); // 0000000F
        text hex(15, 1);    // F
        text hex(15, 0);    // F
        text hex(15, -10);  // F
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 07 Sep 2020 18:52

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v21.00.0005 - 2020-09-07 18:49
  +++ 64-bit Preview: Some file types, e.g. WebP graphic files (WEBP), 
      SolidWorks files (SLDASM, SLDDRW, SLDPRT) or OpenOffice files (ODP, ODS, 
      ODT), implement their preview not via PreviewHandlers but via 
      ThumbnailProviders. This has always been supported for 32-bit 
      ThumbnailProviders.
      However, sometimes those ThumbnailProviders are only provided in the 
      64-bit flavor (e.g. SolidWorks). This works now as well. So SolidWorks (a 
      major 3D-CAD-Program) previews are supported now.
    > Note: At least one of these options has to be ticked to enable the 
      fallback to 64-bit ThumbnailProviders:
      - Configuration | Other | Shell Integration | 64-bit Windows | Use 64-bit 
        preview handlers for preview
      - Configuration | Other | Shell Integration | 64-bit Windows | Fall back 
        to preview handlers of the other bitness
    * Preview64: Updated to 1.0.0.11. Now there is version control.
    + Configuration | Preview | Previewed Formats | Categories: Added category 
      "Preview as Thumbnail".
      Default members: .odt.ods.odp.sldprt.sldasm.slddrw.webp
      This category is for files that are known to implement their preview not via 
      PreviewHandlers but via ThumbnailProviders. It simply saves time, energy, 
      and climate to skip other preview methods that won't work anyway.
      32-bit and 64-bit ThumbnailProviders are supported.
    > Usage Tip: If you add "*.pdf" to "Preview as Thumbnail" and untick it in 
      "Office Files" you get the fast thumbnail preview for PDFs everywhere 
      (Preview Tab, Preview Pane, Floating Preview). It usually shows the first 
      page of the PDF. Of course, a ThumbnailProvider for PDF must exist.
    + Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box | Select 
      Item Types...: Added category "Preview as Thumbnail".
      32-bit and 64-bit ThumbnailProviders are supported.
    + Floating Preview: Now also files in category "Preview as Thumbnail" are 
      supported (32-bit and 64-bit ThumbnailProviders). Including Mouse Down 
      Blow Up (that did not work before for ODT files).
    + SC savethumb: Now also files in category "Preview as Thumbnail" are 
      supported (32-bit and 64-bit ThumbnailProviders).
    * Preview Tab: The caption "Preview created by the shell." has been changed 
      to "Previewed as thumbnail."
    - Removed undocumented tweak FullScreenCustomExtensions.
    - Removed tweaks DoPrevShell (v9.90.0403 - 2011-02-17 11:00) and NoPrevShell 
      (v8.00.0009 - 2009-06-25 23:10). Replaced by the new "Preview As 
      Thumbnail" category.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Sep 2020 10:45

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v21.00.0006 - 2020-09-08 10:44
    + Mouse Down on Thumbnails and Icons: Now supports "Preview as Thumbnail" 
      with 32-bit and 64-bit ThumbnailProviders.
    * Configuration | Preview | Previewed Formats | Categories | Preview as 
      Thumbnail: Changed the logic. All files listed here are now also listed in 
      any of the other categories (Office Files, Image Files...) where they 
      belong by nature. But being listed and ticked in "Preview as Thumbnail" 
      takes *priority* when it comes to a preview. The by-nature-listings are 
      relevant in other areas, e.g. content search.
      So, this is the order of category precedence when previewing files:
        1. User-Defined Preview Handlers
        2. Preview as Thumbnail
        3. Text Files
        4. Office Files
        ...
        9. Video Files
     ! Contents Search: The above change fixes an issue that arose yesterday 
       where ODT files could not be content searched anymore.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Sep 2020 15:23

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v21.00.0007 - 2020-09-08 15:22
    * Configuration: Renamed "File Info Tips" to "File Info Tips & Hover Box".
    ! Preview as Thumbnail: Fixed some glitches.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Sep 2020 19:40

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v21.00.0008 - 2020-09-08 19:39
    + Preview: Added *.afphoto (Serif Affinity Photo) to Image Files, *.afdesign 
      (Serif Affinity Designer) to Office Files, and *.afpub (Affinity Publisher 
      Document) also to Office Files. All three are also in "Preview as 
      Thumbnail" now.
    + Preview Tab: Now shows "Previewed as thumbnail. 64-bit." when a 64-bit 
      ThumbnailProvider was used to create the preview.
    ! Mouse Down Blow Up: MDBU on thumbnails stopped working since last version. 
      Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 09 Sep 2020 13:29

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v21.00.0009 - 2020-09-09 13:28
    + Message Drop: Added support for more charsets in the subject line. So when 
      your template at "Configuration | Colors and Styles | Templates | Dropped 
      Messages" contains <subject> you might see an improvement with certain 
      Chinese and Japanese encodings when dropping a message file to XYplorer.
    ! Message Drop: The Base64-decoding had an error that could result in 
      garbled message subjects. Fixed.
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   Base64Decode
      Action: Decodes a Base64-encoded string or file.
      Syntax: base64decode(text, [file], [targetfile])
        text:       text to decode
                    ignored if "file" is not empty
        file:       if not empty: file to decode
                    path defaults to current path
        targetfile: if not empty: write decoded bytes to this file
                    path defaults to current path
                    on exist file is overwritten without asking
        return:     decoded string
      Examples:
        text base64decode("Ki4/"); // *.?
        text base64decode(, "Base64.txt"); //(input from file) *.? (if the file contains "Ki4/")
        text base64decode("Ki4/", , "Text.txt"); //write output "*.?" to file
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   Base64Encode
      Action: Encodes a string or file content in Base64.
      Syntax: base64encode(text, [file], [targetfile])
        text:       text to encode
                    ignored if "file" is not empty
        file:       if not empty: file to encode
                    path defaults to current path
        targetfile: if not empty: write decoded bytes to this file (full path spec)
                    path defaults to current path
                    on exist file is overwritten without asking
        return:     encoded string
      Examples:
        text base64encode("*.?"); // Ki4/
        text base64encode(, "Text.txt"); //(input from file) Ki4/ (if the file contains "*.?")
        text base64encode("*.?", , "Base64.txt"); //write output "Ki4/" to file
    % 64-bit Preview: Removed the short flicker when using 64-bit preview or 
      thumbnails.
    * Preview64: Updated to 1.0.0.12.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 10 Sep 2020 19:15

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v21.00.0010 - 2020-09-10 19:13
    + Status Bar Buttons: From now on the "Background Jobs" button is only shown 
      when background processing is enabled (Configuration | File Operations | 
      File Operations | Background Processing | Enable background processing).
      Saves space, reduces irrelevant information, and tells you whether 
      background processing is enabled.
    * Main Window: Apparently changes in screen resolution are not registered 
      when minimized. Experimentally the main window is now adjusted to the 
      current screen resolution when it's restored from minimized.
    * Preview64: Made it more robust against crashes when a file disappeared 
      while being previewed.
    * Preview64: Updated to 1.0.0.13.
    ! Toolbar: Buttons that would be hidden depending on "Configuration | Other 
      | Features" re-appeared when switching Dark/Light Mode. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 11 Sep 2020 19:41

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v21.00.0011 - 2020-09-11 19:40
    + Quick Search: Added tweak to turn the Quick Search dialog into a remote 
      control of the Find Files tab.
        FindNameSearchToFindFiles=1
      If set to 1 the dialog is called "Find Files" and shows the icon of the 
      "Find Files" toolbar button. The entered pattern and the current location 
      are injected into the Find Files interface (even when the tab is not 
      visible), and all the current settings of the Find Files tab are 
      effective, just as if you had entered that name pattern right into the 
      tab.
      An obvious use case is to do Quick Search while honoring all the settings 
      on the Name and Location tab, and also the Excluded folders.
      Notes:
      - This setting is honored by this pseudo Quick Search: Configuration | 
        Find and Filter | Find Files & Branch View | Find Files | Show quick 
        search results in current tab
      - The pattern is stored in the Quick Search MRU list.
      - When this tweak is set then the FindNameSearchNoRecurse tweak is 
      ignored.
    * Preview64: Updated to 1.0.0.14.
    ! Message Drop: One or more superfluous space characters were possible in 
      the dropped <subject>. Fixed.
      FYI, https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2047.txt has 13 pages and they mean it.
    ! Find Files | Excluded: When renaming excluded items, the inline edit box 
      did not comply to Dark Mode colors. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 12 Sep 2020 13:23

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v21.00.0012 - 2020-09-12 13:22
    + Quick Search: Lifted yesterday's tweak to UI. Now the Quick Search dialog 
      has a little button where you can toggle the mode: "Quick Search" (using 
      default settings) or "Find Files" (using the current settings on the Find 
      Files tab).
      Notes:
      - If Name & Location happens to be unticked on the Find Files tab it will 
        be silently ticked.
      - Contrary to the previous release notes this setting is NOT honored 
        anymore in Find Files mode:
          Configuration | Find and Filter | Find Files & Branch View | Find 
          Files | Show quick search results in current tab
        Reason: Go all the way.
    ! Mouse Down Blow Up: MDBU on thumbnails had stopped working for videos.
      Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 12 Sep 2020 20:11

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v21.00.0013 - 2020-09-12 20:10
    * Toolbar: Slightly changed the background colors of pressed buttons in Dark 
      Mode.
    * Preview64: Updated to 1.0.0.15.
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